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Is it possible to patent an operational workflow in EU?

I am designing a process something like "order online and collect" or "load parcels to a van in the order of the destinations to make unloading easier" (if these were novel). Is it ...
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Does claiming priority change the effective date for prior art concerning EPC §56?

Article 89 of the EPC provided that The right of priority shall have the effect that the date of priority shall count as the date of filing of the European patent application for the purposes of ...
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Is it worth it to apply for a preliminary examination in a PCT process?

How does a preliminary examination report help in the PCT and patenting process? What are the consequences and advantages of international preliminary examination? Is it worth it in terms of time and ...
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Patent Prosecution - SEQ ID NO

When drafting patent applications, can we skip certain numbers from the SEQ ID NOs? (This is just for convenience, so that I don't have to go back and renumber everything.) for US/PCT/worldwide, ...
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Verbatim copy from paper draft in a patent application

I am working as scientist for a university in the EU. We have submitted a paper manuscript to a renowned journal. The manuscript got reviewed and finally accepted. Already upon submission, we asked ...
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Does the GS1 MCS industry guideline use US patent 8228198?

In March, 2012, all of the UHF Gen2 RFID chip manufacturers agreed to support Multi-vendor Chip-based Serialization (MCS), a voluntary implementation of a GS1 guideline for encoding 96-bit Serialized ...
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What happens if I come with an idea that was already patented?

This might seem weird, but what could happen if I document (video, notes, emails, logs, etc) the development of a software application and a company sues me because they have a patent from them that I ...
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Patent Application Development Artifacts

From the inventor perspective that has an patent attorney team developing a patent, I am trying to put together a plan comprising a list of deliverables (to be produce by patent attorneys), each with ...
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How can I contact the inventor or applicant of a European patent or application?

I'm interested in contacting the owner of EP1870511A1. Where can I find information to do so? I've reviewed "How can I contact the owner of a patent?," but it appears to only cover American patents ...
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Where can I find European Patent Office documents?

We are trying to get a European patent issued through our patent attorney in Munich. To save money, we would like to send him a first draft of a response to the examiner's rejection for lack of ...
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AVERAGE FILING DATE OF APPLICATIONS RECEIVING A FIRST OFFICE ACTION IN THE LAST 3 MONTHS not updating

This report is the last time Technology Center 1650 updated their date: https://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/com/sol/og/2019/week19/TOC.htm#ref16 Which shows as "Report last updated on 03-31-2019.&...
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Can I restore material from a parent application deleted in an intervening CIP and not lose the parent’s priority?

The parent application was filed in 2019 based on a provisional filed in 2018. I didn’t fast track the parent, thus it is still pending, and it contained enough material for several patents. Since ...
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Find UK patent detail

I am looking to see if I can patent a product in the UK, I have seen another company who sells a similar product to ours. I have done a patent search and they are in the process of registering a ...
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How much can you change a PPA when converting into Non-Provisional such that you will be able to keep the PPA date?

Concerned with PPA “converting” to Non-Provisional I am in the process of drafting up a software Provisional Patent Application. I have an issue in that there are parts of the system that require ...
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Does adding an Applicant's other patent as prior art to a nonfinal first office action in response to a claim rejection require a reexamination?

If I add my recently issued patent as an argument or citation for patentability and non-obviousness in support of a claim rejection on a nonfinal first office action, will the patent have to go ...
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How can we extract the prosecution history for the reexamination?

The patent US7405443 has been reexamined but the corresponding office action is missing from the file wrapper as well as global dossier.
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Do you contact a lawyer when writing the description for the patent or you write it by watching other examples?

Is a lawyer needed when writing the description of the script you will give to the patent's office, or you follow other examples, and write it on your own?
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Filing for a patent for a artificial intelligence program?

I’m working on an AI project that may well be commercially viable. Does anybody know about filing for a patent for an AI program? How much information about the software model would I be required to ...
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How to determine Canadian patent life-time?

Is patent CA 2561773 A1 still valid or pending? Event shows: dead in 2008 Please inform of risk of patent infringement.
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I would like to protect a technique I use to teach meditation

I have a method I use for teaching meditation that I would like to patent, or at least protect. Suggestions?
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Is it legal to use a nominee in a patent application?

Since patent registries are fully public, i was wondering whether it is legal to use a nominee as patent inventor to preserve privacy. I tried to google for this, but I was only able to find results ...
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Prior Art consideration

Case 1 - data are taken from 'A', an element known to prior art; said data are processed (a novel process) and results are useful for field 'B' to the extent that they meet part of its requirement. ...
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Transfering ownership before grant

I (private individual) am going to apply for a patent, and would like to subsequently transfer the ownership of this application to a newly formed company. Is this possible or do i have to wait until ...
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Does anyone know where I can find details about the Roshal archive (RAR archives)?

Does anyone know where I can find details about the patent concerning the compression logic for Roshal archives? RAR archives are somewhat common nowadays and I would like to read up on the exact ...
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I made a board game; is it possible to obtain a patent or any other forms of IP?

I made a board game is it possible to obtain a patent or any other forms of exclusive rights to intellectual property? My board game is like chess and some deep, but I don't know whether we will make ...
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is a computer listing necessary for a provisional utility patent?

My invention is a printed circuit board with a micro-controller, which runs my software algorithm. The algorithm is about 3500 lines of source code. I just read USPTO rule that computer listing of ...
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Is a patent I am checking in force or abandoned

Masterfilter Ltd is the company that owns this patent. The patent no is PN 829158 GB I believe payments were suspended. Has the application been abandoned, or is it still pending.
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Prior art for a GC scheduler with an adaptive free-memory threshold?

Patent: US 8,166,269 Assignee: Oracle Priority Date: 11/5/09 Prior Art: Search Google Prior Art search for 8,166,269 I'm having trouble figuring out whether Oracle is claiming to have invented the ...
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Does this patent refer to adding any kind of magnet to eyelashes?

In reference to the patent: US20160206031 I just wanted to know if, given this patent, other companies are allowed to sell magnetic eyelashes? Does the patent cover the addition of any kind of magnet ...
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Can I find how much a Patent holder recieved in royalties for making it available under licence?

I want to find out how much a specific patent holder has drawn in royalties on the licence for a particular patent. Is this possible? I realise where a company's accounts are public, I can identify ...
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Can I answer a 112 rejection of a method claim by making it less specific?

A patent with the composition claims has already issued (11,090,320), and this is a divisional. My main method claim as filed has the steps of (among others)— Original claim -- A method for reducing ...
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If I extract a raw material using a patented invention in a country where it isn't patented, can I then export the material to countries where it is?

Basically, I operate in country X extracting aluminium. I use a process that is patented in countries A–P to extract this aluminium. Can I export that aluminium from country X to any of the countries ...
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Do Patents cover the idea or the specific technology?

I have a friend who has as idea for a product based on technology he invented. The problem is that we have seen another company that basically does the same thing, although it works differently. The ...
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Proper title of Zuse patent submission Z23624

Consider the Zuse computer patent submission Z23624, available from the Konrad Zuse Internet Archive. The title of the ZIA ID 0177 in http://zuse.zib.de/pdfs is Patentanmeldung Z23624 "...
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Can an unregistered e-filer pay using a deposit account?

I've had trouble with the credit card payment interface in the past, hence this question. I'd expect the answer to be yes, but I'm also somewhat wondering how the USPTO controls access to the deposit ...
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Protecting easily replicatable idea

I work as a web developer and I've been toying with an idea for a while. Today I had an idea that would make my idea less expensive and more achieveable. The problem is my idea would be easily ...
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We have a patent in China (only) and it was registered in jan 2021, we want to register it in the UK do we have priority

Our manufacturer has a patent in China (only) and it was granted in jan 2021, we want to register it in the UK, do we have priority. We have seen another UK company is registering a similar product in ...
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Is it legal to sell patented product in another country?

I'd like to begin reselling a patented product, in a country other than the one it's patented in. Could I get in trouble for selling it? Does the answer change if we talk about a replica of the ...
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Question regarding patent inventors identity

What are the reliable ways to justify to a third party that the inventor of an USPTO granted patent (i.e. linked in google patents) is actually me (given that I am the real inventor)? Update: As Eric ...
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drawstring restringing system

I am an engineering student trying to contact the owners contact information in order to ask them a few questions regarding their design I was wondering if I could receive a phone number or email to ...
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Is there a way to completely cancel earlier applications?

I am looking to use my UK-B application below to file a new PCT-B so that I do not have to prove novelty and inventiveness over the PCT1. 1) UK-A filed on 05/19 now withdrawn without being published ...
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Patent granted with a terminal disclaimer that violates my provisional patent, what to do

Company A was granted a patent in April of 2020. I filed a provisional patent application in January of 2021 that did not violate Company A's patent. Company A applied for and was granted a second ...
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Amend patent claim in opposition due to lack of clarity

I'm doing some exercises from the EPO and struggle at this one: In opposition proceedings a patent proprietor has proposed amendments to claims 1, 3 and 4 of its patent to overcome issues of novelty ...
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Structure of the EPO law

When I have to look at some rules or laws or the like from the EPC, I always struggle to navigate to the correct phrases. When I simply google for what I'm looking for I get there in seconds but I ...
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Can my idea that was published in my own blog still be patentable by me?

Can my idea that was published in my own blog still be patentable by me? Case 1: I have an innovative solution of a problem that was published in my websites blog. After couple of years I rethink and ...
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Why no sue for using linked list?

I found a patent with active status apparently claimed the linked-list data structure. A computerized list that may be traversed in at least two sequences comprising: a first sequence of items that ...
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Can it be patentable?

Lets say, there is prior art PA whose claim is a method comprising steps A -> B -> C -> D. The method is used in a complex system S, as a part along with many other different components of ...
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Prior art and claim

If one writes the main claim by using a classifying part and a characterizing portion of this claim, then the classifying part reflects the known prior art or its features and the characterizing part ...
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The principle behind the Patent is not original it was Public domain

In reference to the patent: US4756116 How was this patent issued? It is certainly not original, and appears to be little-more than a trivial re-hash of Dr Horner's "Galvanic Protector" published in "...
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What will happen when a patented prior art is found after the patent is granted?

What will happen when a prior art is found after the patent is granted? A patent P was granted by USPTO and after the patent is published, a prior art PA of the P is found. Now what will happen to the ...

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